REPLAY: Edmonton councillors grapple with collapse of arena talks

CBC reporters provided live updates on Wednesday as city councillors discussed the state of the downtown arena - a meeting The Katz Group declined to attend.

It was the day of reckoning for Edmonton's proposed downtown arena.  

In the end, Edmonton city council voted unanimously in favour of ceasing all negotiations with Oilers' owner Daryl Katz.

Katz refused to attend Wednesday's meeting, despite Mayor Stephen Mandel's declaration that Oct. 17th would be the "drop dead" date for the current agreement.  

The CBC's Scott Lilwall (@Scott_Lilwall) and Janice Johnston (@cbcjanjohnston) tweeted all the developments from the Oct. 17th council meeting.